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Leaders Focus On Groundbreaking Cancer Research In Virginia

September 20, 2018

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network hosted its fourth annual Cancer Research Breakfast this morning at the Inova Center for Personalized Health Conference Center. The event featured cancer researchers from five of Virginia’s leading research institutions, discussing the latest breakthroughs in the battle against cancer.

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Governor Announces Production Of Feature Film Harriet In Virginia

September 20, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam announced today that the Focus Features production, Harriet, will film in Central Virginia this fall. It will be the first feature-length film to tell the story of heroic abolitionist and Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman.

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DC, Maryland, Virginia Airports Rank In J.D. Power’s 2018 North America Airport Satisfaction Study

September 19, 2018

North American airports have managed to shrug off the potentially disruptive effects of record passenger volumes and massive construction projects to achieve a record high in overall passenger satisfaction – up by 12 points to 761 from last year’s score of 749.

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Alexandria Welcomes 35 New U.S. Citizens

September 19, 2018

Since 2003, the City of Alexandria has hosted naturalization ceremonies for new U. S. Citizens in recognition of Citizenship Dy and Constitution Week. Last Tuesday this year’s naturalization ceremonies was held at City Hall where 35 immigrants from 25 countries became U. S. Citizens.

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Beyer To Honor Gun Violence Prevention Activist Naomi Wadler At Annual Women’s Conference

September 18, 2018

Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA, 8th District) announced today that Alexandria’s Naomi Wadler will receive the Clara Mortenson Beyer Women and Children First Award for her advocacy in support of gun violence prevention. Wadler, 11, organized youth protests at her school in the wake of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida earlier this year.

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Absentee Voting Opens For Eligible Alexandria Voters On September 21

September 18, 2018

Absentee voting for the Nov. 6 General Election begins on Friday, Sept. 21. Many Alexandria voters are eligible to vote absentee – either in person or by mail. For complete information on this election, including voter registration requirements, sample ballots, precinct maps and photo ID requirements, visit alexandriava.gov/Elections.

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TJ Student Named Breakthrough Junior Challenge Semifinalist

September 14, 2018

The Breakthrough Prize  announced the top 29 student semifinalists in the fourth annual Breakthrough Junior Challenge, and kicked off the ‘Popular Vote’ portion of the global competition. Jason Chen, a 15 year-old student at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, is one of those semifinalist.

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RiverRenew Community Listening Sessions To Gather Input On Locations of Proposed Tunnels

September 14, 2018

From Sept. 17 through Sept. 25, Alexandria Renew Enterprises will host a series of four community listening sessions to solicit feedback on locations for the proposed tunnels to remediate Alexandria’s combined sewer outfalls.

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State Health Officials Stress Awareness Of Hazards During And After The Storm

September 13, 2018

The Virginia Department of Health urges the public to make final preparations for shelter and supplies today and early tomorrow, ahead of Hurricane Florence’s expected landfall Friday, Sept. 14. It is also important to prepare for what the storm leaves behind and to be aware of the health and safety risks that windswept debris, floodwaters, and power outages may pose to your family and the community.

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Trump Signs Executive Order On Foreign Interference In U.S. Elections

September 13, 2018

President Donald J. Trump yesterday signed an Executive Order that establishes a process to possibly impose sanctions on foreign entities that attempt to interfere in U.S. elections.

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